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A palette of color

Scenic drives reveal autumn’s masterpieces For many Arkansans, autumn is their favorite time of year. Although The Natural State is blessed with scenic beauty that can be enjoyed year-round, it is in autumn that the state truly reaches its aesthetic zenith. And there is no better way to enjoy it than by taking a drive

A good ole grape-stompin’

Put Wiederkehr Weinfest on your bucket list  For 53 years, on a fine late October day, hundreds of people have driven to a quaint, Swiss-Austrian style chalet in the Ozark foothills to remove their shoes and step barefooted into large buckets of grapes. Add to this contests of strength and skill (log tossing, anyone?), live

Power up at Powerhouse Seafood and Grill

Established in 1992, Powerhouse Seafood and Grill is a locally owned restaurant housed in a building with an electrifying history. The history of the site provides a great setting for the restaurant’s homemade, locally flavored dining options. Back in the early 1900s the building was constructed as a powerhouse, or power station. By the mid-1920s

Building a better community, the cooperative way!

October is National Cooperative Month. So, just what is a cooperative, anyway? A cooperative is an organization that is owned by its members, who share in its profits and benefits. In the case of your local electric cooperative, the members (that’s you) own their cooperative. They elect representatives to the co-op’s boards of directors. Those

Gas Prices, Dial before you dig & keeping kids safe.

Price of unleaded gas could be Christmas present  The price at the pump could turn out to be an early Christmas present for motorists. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) projects that the price of regular unleaded gas at the pump will average less than $2 a gallon nationally in December — about $1.92. That would

Dehumidifiers add heat to home

  I have received several inquiries recently from readers about the use of dehumidifiers inside the home. Most of the inquiries occurred during the extended rainy spell in August. I even encountered one in use at a home during our energy efficiency makeover project. Just so happened, it was during that rainy period. The unit

October is for wildflowers

More than 600 species of wildflowers are native to Arkansas and grace our roadways and scenic drives in the state. Many are also being planted in home gardens along with other flowers to attract butterflies and bees, or just to enjoy. Some wildflowers are spring ephemerals — here today and gone tomorrow — while others

Six smart ways to increase your health literacy

What exactly is health literacy, anyway? Health literacy, according to the National Institutes of Health’s U.S. National Library of Medicine, describes how well people can find, navigate and understand the services and information they need to make good health care decisions. This is a complex process affected by multiple components, including: access to clear information;